For interracial couples, Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff are a ‘monumental’ symbol | National and World

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On the last night of the Democratic National Convention, Aisha Cozad watched on television as Joe Biden and his vice-presidential choice Kamala Harris held their clasped hands triumphantly aloft. But her eyes were also on Doug Emhoff, Harris’ husband, who was standing off to one side clapping adoringly. It was clear who was in the spotlight and who was the cheerleader.

Cozad was moved because Emhoff was a man so publicly supporting his powerful, ambitious wife. And she was moved because Emhoff is white and Harris is Black.

“Given the current state of race relations, it’s a powerful thing to say that we don’t have to accept these roles as society would have us play them out,” said Cozad, a 46-year-old African American whose husband, Scott, 44, is…

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